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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Condo market broke records in 2012, remains strong in 2013: report

Condo market broke records in 2012, remains strong in 2013: report

The latest report from condominium authority Urbanation on the Toronto condo market downplays any concerns about over supply. While 2012 saw a record number of new condominium starts, with developers beginning work on 24,388 units in 104 projects, the ratio of sold to unsold units has remained consistent and “above the long-run average in recent… Continue Reading

A look at some of this year’s Design of the Year nominees

A look at some of this year’s Design of the Year nominees

London’s Design Museum revealed the shortlist for this year’s Designs of the Year Awards, or as they call them, “the Oscars of the design world.” The awards cover Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. A lot of the nominees are British, and last year’s overall winner of the Design of the Year was… Continue Reading

GG awards for architecture include 5 GTA buildings

GG awards for architecture include 5 GTA buildings

This year’s Governor General’s Medals in Architecture will be given out at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday and six of the recipients are from the Toronto area. A Toronto firm, Ted Teshima, also designed an Ottawa winner, the Delegation of the Ismaeli Imamat.  The winning Toronto-area  buildings cover a wide range of functions and… Continue Reading

Have lawyer check condo status certificate

Have lawyer check condo status certificate

A truly horrific cautionary tale comes from a South Carolina condominium community called Collins Crossing, where owners, who are described as “working class,” were slapped with a special assessment for $5,400 each. They were given just three weeks to come up with the cash or face the consequences. That could mean losing their homes for… Continue Reading

designboom mart debuts at Toronto Interior Design show

designboom mart debuts at Toronto Interior Design show

Rummage sale meets high design? Something like that. A “curated pop-up mart that offers high-profile design in a familiar street market setting” is the more formal description. It is designboom mart, and it is on at the Toronto Interior Design Show (IDS13), the first time it’s come to Canada. It’s where you can see and buy… Continue Reading

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